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Cold Skin Adaptation – Trailer Review

Cold Skin is a novel written by Albert Sánchez Piñol and was first published in 2002.

Since then, the literary horror has gained massive popularity; having been published in English only four years later.

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The novel has sold over 150,000 copies, and just over a decade later; has made its way to the silver screen.

The film first in France last year, and – once again – due to it’s popularity, the film is being released in English this year.

 

Cold Skin Trailer

Check out the Cold Skin trailer below:

The year is 1914 when our protagonist (played by David Oakes) arrives on a remote island in the south Atlantic close to the Antarctic Circle.

He has taken a job offer to replace the “weather official”, and escape the society of the western world. Little did he know what was in store for him on the island. An unwelcoming colleague; Gruner (Ray Stevenson), is the least of his worries.

He sets foot on the island and immediately notices that there aren’t any birds, with the only inhabitant of the island being Gruner.

He walks up to the only man-made structure on the island, a lighthouse.

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Heavily fortified, with the windows boarded-up on the lower floors. Further up, large stakes protrude from within, as well as having also been placed on the ground too.

Upon nightfall, the mystery of the island is revealed.

 

Demons from Atlantis

Large human/amphibian-like creatures emerge from the ocean and crawl up the rocks to swarm the lighthouse.

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“Remember, sit still inside and see the drowned man.”

A warning of what is to come. Our protagonist may have escaped the war, only to end up in the middle of another one.

Can he hold out for an entire twelve months, and survive the onslaught of these horrific reptilian creatures?

 

Gruner Owns this Fountain

Gruner owns this fountain is carved into a rock.

“One thing I still can’t understand is that you could’ve escaped four days ago on the boat that brought me here.”

We find out later in the trailer why he stays, and why he owns that fountain.

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He has domesticated one of the creatures; Aneris (Aura Garrido), who lives by the fountain.

However, could there be more to their relationship. He says he stays because he is the master of his own destiny, he wants to exterminate these creatures.

“The only thing you have to understand is that we are the invaders, which makes us the enemy. Kill and conquer, that’s what we humans do.”

He has started this war, and he intends to finish it – that’s what he’d have us believe.

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We are Never too Far from those We Hate

However, I think there is more to this story than meets the eye. Why else would he forge a relationship with one of these creatures; he seemingly despises so much?

Do you think these creatures are as monstrous as they appear?

What other secrets do you think we will uncover along the journey?

 

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